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Climate change matters to more and more people - and could be a deciding factor in the 2024 election

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🗞️ Driving the news: Climate change, although not the top concern for most American voters, has been shown to significantly influence presidential election outcomes, potentially swaying the 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden
• Recent research indicates a growing trend of climate change opinions providing electoral advantages to Democrats

🔭 The context: The analysis, conducted by the University of Colorado’s Center for Social and Environmental Futures, utilized Voter Study Group survey data from the 2016 and 2020 elections 
• It revealed an increase in voters rating climate change as "somewhat" or "very" important, with a marked preference for Biden among these voters in 2020

🌍 Why it matters for the planetClimate change is becoming an increasingly salient issue, with political candidates' positions on climate and environmental policies potentially impacting the United States' approach to addressing global warming and environmental degradation

⏭️ What's next: The trend suggests climate change could offer an even larger electoral advantage to Democrats in 2024, though it's noted that other issues, like immigration, currently dominate voter concerns
• How candidates approach climate change could significantly influence the next presidential election

📈 One stat: In 2020, 67% of voters rated climate change as "somewhat important" or "very important," up from 62% in 2016

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